The Week In... Medical Devices (19/11-23/11)
  • Posted on: 22/11/2018
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The Week In... Medical Devices (19/11-23/11)

From health coalitions calling for patient protection post-Brexit, to the MHRA campaigning for more reporting of medicine side-effects, and from the head of the UK medicines agency announcing he's to step down, to a scheme to support real-world testing of new products, here’s what’s hitting the headlines this week across the medical devices sector! Take a look -

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UK medicines agency head to step down in 2019, as Brexit looms

The head of Britain’s medicines watchdog is to step down in September 2019, handing over the reins to a yet to be appointed successor at a time of heightened regulatory concerns due to Brexit.

Health coalitions calls for patient protection post-Brexit

A UK coalition of pharma, NHS and biotech bodies says that Brexit negotiators have a responsibility to make patient safety and public health central to the Political Declaration for the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

UK medicines regulator launches 2018 campaign to encourage reporting of medicine side-effects

This week, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is running a campaign to raise awareness of reporting medicine side-effects.

Medical device pilot saves NHS money

A three-months trial scheme in Wigan has seen nearly 380 items of medical equipment returned for re-use or recycling, totalling 759kg.

Testing new medical technologies in the NHS: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS.